What is the GDPR?
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brings data protection legislation into line with new, previously unforeseen ways that data is now used.
Currently, the UK relies on the Data Protection Act 1998, which was enacted following the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive, but this will be superseded by the new legislation.
It introduces tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches, and gives people more say over what companies can do with their data. It also makes data protection rules more or less identical throughout the EU.
When will the GDPR apply?
The GDPR will apply in all EU member states from 25 May 2018.
So who does the GDPR apply to?
‘Controllers’ and ‘processors’ of data need to abide by the GDPR. A data controller states how and why personal data is processed, while a processor is the party doing the actual processing of the data.
GDPR & Jamies Computers
Jamie’s Computers is registered under the Society of St James with our recycling activities with the ICO (information Commissioners Office)
Jamie’s receives computers, laptops and servers that may contain data, which is carefully deleted. We are not classified as Data Processors, as we only wipe the data off the hard disk and do not read or process any data on the hard disk.
Our skilled Technicians in our secure Purging room, use Blancco 5 software ‘the world most secure data erasure software’ to erase the data, the software then re-scans the hard disk to verify that the data destruction is complete and creates a test report that contains our refurb code, make/model and serial number of that hard disk.
Jamie’s Computers produce a FREE DATA DESTRUCTION CERTIFICATE for your records to show that all data destruction for your assets is complete.
If you have any questions about GDPR, please contact us